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You carry within you a great power. Power that can shape the land, and safeguard you against its waiting dangers. But to wield that power, you must give it shape and meaning through your words.

Spoken Magic is a prompt-based collaborative storytelling game for one to four players. The game guides you on a journey through magical lands where you will encounter strange dilemmas that can only be solved through magic— a process that has players sharing their words of power to craft a spell appropriate for the task. Throughout this journey you will investigate the purpose of magic, explore the conflicting desires for safety and heroism, and learn the true nature of your very own magic words.

This game was designed, written, and illustrated in under 24 cumulative hours for the March of the Wizards 2019 game jam hosted by the RPG Design Friends as part of Twelve Months Twelve Jams (#12jam).

Roll20 Edition

The Roll20 Edition comes with everything you need to play Spoken Magic with a virtual tabletop. Simply select the module when starting a new campaign, and you'll be ready to go with prebuilt decks, rules handouts, and a digital playmat.

Available exclusively from Roll20.


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StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(31)
AuthorDylan Grinder
GenreCard Game, Role Playing
TagsCo-op, Dice, Fantasy, Magic, My First Game Jam, Mystery, Short
Average sessionA few seconds
LanguagesEnglish

Purchase

Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Spoken Magic.pdf 41 MB
Card Files.zip 47 MB

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Community Copy

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(+1)

This is a really fun game – I played it with a group of friends and one of them even described it as her favourite ttrpg experience to date (and we've played quite a few). The looser structure of the game and very evocative prompts create a great space for creativity. In my game, they allowed us to tell a story filled with moments of cooperation and conflict, melancholy and comedy among our motley crew of wizards. Definitely recommend!

Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I'm so glad you had such a good time with it!

(+2)

A wonderful prompt-based story game with very evocative imagery. The places are all mystical and strange, as are the stories you can tell within them.

The game leans melancholy, but a single success can be a moment of joy. Play with friends for maximum moods.